I may be pretty liberal when it comes to fiscal issues, but people on welfare and using food stamps are; buying lobster, steak, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, and not using the money to take care of their families. So why are they able to do these things? Because our welfare system is flawed. I'm 100% okay with paying taxes and giving it to other people when they use it responsibly; taking care of kids buying normal groceries, household supplies.
Missouri recently changed its policy to where those who are on welfare can only buy off-brand food, no alcohol, no lottery tickets. They have greatly restricted the use of welfare to just the necessities.
Why is this a good thing? Some say its bad to restrict people on what they can buy, but it saves tax payers money, it means their money is going to something useful.